Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
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Harry Laub, Ph.D., Director
Elysian Charter School
Weekly Newsletter

A Positively Different Public School

April 24, 2017         Vol. 12  Issue 31
The school newsletter is sent out on Mondays.  When there is a holiday, the newsletter is sent the following day. 

Please note:  send news to lynne.shapiro@ecsnj.org by 1:00 PM on Mondays.
Harry's Corner

Last Friday the 5th grade held its annual States Fair.  This is the culmination of their study of US Geography.  The students had a tremendous amount of knowledge that supported their presentations.  Congratulations to them and their teachers, John and Cristina.  
The 5th graders concluded their US Geography study with a grand 50 States celebration on Friday, April 21st where students from John and Cristina’s classes proudly shared their project work with the Elysian community. The project was designed to teach students that each state is unique and has special qualities that distinguish it from the other forty-nine. Students conducted research using a variety of sources, constructed art related exhibits centered around their state, and created display boards full of pictures and their typed research. On presentation day, students had “state stations” where (dressed as someone or something of importance from their state) they could “brag” about their state to students, teachers and parents. The 5th graders concluded this morning long celebration by sampling a variety of different food from across our country. Each 5th grader brought in a food and/or drink related to their state for their peers to sample. It was a wonderful event for all involved. 
After School Enrichment Club Info

The Spring Session of the after school enrichment clubs will begin this week.  Club welcome letters have been sent home advising you of which clubs your child(ren) are enrolled in.   
Elysian’s Awesome Superstore is Open! 

The Elysian Awesome Superstore is now open, right in time for the warmer spring weather! All orders will ship (for free!) to school for distribution. Browse around and shop for a variety of newly designed Elysian clothing items for the entire family as well as Elysian towels, hats, bags, lunch boxes and much more! Proceeds from the school store will go towards reducing the cost of school trips and other school related activities. Please contact John Rutledge at john.rutledge@ecsnj.org with any questions.

 Click on image to go to Store Link
Help Local Families - Clothing Drive

All Saints Church and the Jubilee center are working together to collect gently used children's clothes for local families in need. The clothes will be given away at an event at the Jubilee center in late May.  We are collecting clothes, shoes and coats in baby up to juniors/high school sizes.  There is a particular need for clothes in sizes 5T through 15. Collections will be ongoing through late May. 

Hola and Hoboken Charter are joining the clothing drive as well.

Look for the labeled box inside Elysian's front door. 

We are in the midst of planning for the next school year and need to know your plans. 

All Elysian students are guaranteed a spot next year, as are siblings (space permitting). 

If you tell us there’s a chance you might not return, we’ll hold your child’s place until you make a final decision.  This information enables us to encourage wait-listed families to “hang on” since there's a chance a space might open up.  In this way, you help us achieve full enrollment for the next school year.

We appreciate your answering in an honest and timely fashion.

  • If you have more than one child, please fill out one form only but include information about both children..  
  • Please include any in-coming siblings on the form as well. It is helpful to let us know now if you will have an incoming kindergartner for the 2018-2019 school year.  



My child/children (please print name/names clearly): 


name                            current teacher          


name                            current teacher


name                            current teacher         

_____     Will be attending Elysian for the 2017 - 18 school year.

_____     Will not be returning to Elysian for the 2017 - 18 school year.

 _____     I am not sure of my plans for the 2017 - 18 school year.  Save my

               place… I'll be sure to let you know as soon as we decide! 

Parent Signature   _____________________________________Date_____________________

PTSO Corner
SPRING FLING - Save the date for the middle school Spring Fling, Friday, May 19th!  More details to follow soon.

We have received positive response so far to our inaugural Elysian Charter Summer Camp taking place from July 31 - August 11; however, we still have a fair amount of spots open. In order to ensure we have enough campers, we have decided to open enrollment beyond the Elysian community. 
  • Daily activities include science, arts & crafts, sports, woodworking, field trips and much more.
  • The camp staff will be primarily Elysian teachers, coordinated and run by John Rutledge (5th grade teacher/rugby coach) and Pam Gorode (Business Office and Club Coordinator).
  • There will be 2 one week sessions - the weeks of July 31st and August 7th - you can sign up for one or both weeks.
  • Hours of fun, air conditioned classrooms, familiar counselors....and no one hour bus rides there and back!
  • You can find registration forms and more information about the camp at www.ecsnj.org/elysian-summer-camp/camp-registration-form/  
  • Questions can be directed to John and Pam at summercamp@ecsnj.org.
Elysian Collects Box Tops and LABELS for Education: 
Look for the container near Deb's desk in the office!  Thank you! 
As per state law, we no longer publish the exact location of trips for security reasons.
Please read the calendar weekly, as changes are updated regularly.
    Monday, April 24
    • Spring Session of After School Clubs begin this week
    • Board meeting, 7:00 PM
    • Monday, April 24 through Monday May 1--5th and 7th grade PARCC Testing
    Friday, April 28
    • 6th grade trip, 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    • 8th grade trip
    Monday, May 1
    • Monday, May 1 through Monday May 8--4th and 8th grade PARCC Testing
    Friday, May 5
    • Last day to order from Elysian's Awesome Superstore
    Monday, May 8

    • Monday, May 8 through Monday May 15--3rd and 6th grade PARCC Testing
    Tuesday, May 9
    • 7th grade trip
    Wednesday, May 17
    • Field Day
    • Half Day of School for Staff Development.  12:30 dismissal.  After School Program available as usual.
    Friday, May 19
    • 9:00 AM Community Meeting, 6th Grade Concert
    • Spring Fling
    Monday, May 22
    • Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 24
    • Elysian School Play
    Thursday, May 25
    • Orientation for in-coming Kindergarteners
    Friday, May 26
    • Half day of school, 12:30 dismissal.  After School Program available as usual.
    Monday, May 29
    • Elysian closed for memorial Day.
    Tuesday, May 30
    • 6th and 7th grade all day trip.
    • Exhibition, 3rd grade illuminated manuscripts, Morgan Library Book Project
    Wednesday, May 31
    • Grades 4 and 8 NJ ASK Science test
    Please make note of the following calendar changes:
    1.   The June 9th Community Meeting is changed to June 16th
    2.   On June 9th there will be the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade concert which will begin at 9:00 AM
    1460 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Harry Laub, Ph.D., Director | harry.laub@ecsnj.org | Phone:201.876.0102 | Fax:201.876.9576
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